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Virgin ?

Discussion in 'General Cable TV.' started by Trevor1981, May 18, 2017.

  1. Trevor1981

    Trevor1981 Member

    Hi guys with the loss os channels I'm thinkin of the next option .
    I have virgin runnin upto to the out side of my house . Can I run cables of this my self if I looked into it and buy another box ? Any one else tried this ?

    Or do I just go iptv ...

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  2. wullboy

    wullboy TK Veteran

    Do you have any services from vermin, like telephone, if so, then yes it will work, if not, then you would need to go out to the box and check the line with a multimeter to see if you are getting a signal, you should be looking for about 2 to 3 volts on the line, and if you have that, then connect a lead in there, and run it into the house, and connect it to a cable box...
  3. Trevor1981

    Trevor1981 Member

    Ok mate thanks

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  4. diskos

    diskos T K Veteran

    if you've never had a service from then then i seriously doubt the cable will be live
  5. Trevor1981

    Trevor1981 Member

    Did have about 8yr ago lol

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  6. wullboy

    wullboy TK Veteran

    Then there is a good change it is still live, m8 ??
  7. Damien26

    Damien26 Member

    touch it with your tounge it should tingle.
  8. bangord30

    bangord30 TK Veteran

    Mines 5yrs ish.

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  9. IPTV is good but you need to make sure that you go with someone reliable and has good support (hard to find). I moved from IPTV as i couldn't find a good way to record a program plus The HD channels are a stream of HD so its good but not great, no where near as good quality as you will get from a VM box :)

    The servers used to get overloaded when main events are on so you end up getting a lot of buffering.

    I am joined to a group on FB who sell IPTV and over the last month or two, they have been having constant DOS attacks which is causing havoc. They are having non stop complaints about the service going up and down....

    You need to keep in mind that when using IPTV you need to have a reliable line as you are constantly streaming data around 2Mb (or more) a second where (please correct me if i am wrong here) using a VM box you just need to acquire small amounts of data every 10 seconds or so. VM may throttle your connection if you are using loads of data at peak times too.

    You can kind of see where i am going here... Get a VM box as you will probably (more than likely) have a way better experience!
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